'Vain' in the Bible
then I will certainly do this to you: I'll appoint sudden terror to infect you like tuberculosis and fever. Your eyes will fail and your life will waste away. You'll plant in vain, because your enemies will consume what you plant.
Your strength will be spent in vain, because your land won't yield its produce and the trees of the land won't yield their fruit.
She mistreats her young as though they're not hers, and she has no fear that her labor may be in vain,
Why are the nations in an uproar, and their people involved in a vain plot?
You people, how long will you malign my reputation? How long will you love what is vain and what is false? Interlude
I despise those who trust vain idols; but I have trusted in the LORD.
It is vain to trust in a horse for deliverance, even with its great strength, it cannot deliver.
The words from his mouth are vain and deceptive. He has abandoned behaving wisely and doing good.
You reject all who wander from your statutes, since their deceitfulness is vain.
who speak against you with evil motives, your enemies who are acting in vain.
They won't toil in vain nor bear children doomed to misfortune, for they will be offspring blessed by the LORD, they and their descendants with them.
You are ruined! What are you doing dressing in scarlet, putting on golden ornaments, and highlighting your eyes with makeup? You are making yourself beautiful in vain. Your lovers reject you they're out to kill you.
Go up to Gilead and get balm, virgin daughter of Egypt! In vain you multiply remedies, but there is no healing for you.
Our eyes failed, searching in vain for hope; we kept watching and looking for a nation that would not help.
"There's iniquity in Gilead, isn't there? They have become truly vain. They sacrifice bulls in Gilgal; their altars are like piles of stone in furrowed fields.
Those who cling to vain idols leave behind the gracious love that could have been theirs.
Since, then, we are working with God, we plead with you not to accept God's grace in vain.
as you hold firmly to the word of life. Then I will be proud when the Messiah returns that I did not run in vain or work hard in vain.